The 2011 Gold Awards: Writers Picks (Arts & Culture)
Awards for the lesser-known wonders of the Santa Cruz arts scene.
Best Alternative Literary Scene
A New Cadence Poetry Series
Poetry Santa Cruz’s monthly readings at Bookshop SC and Capitola Book Café are the most prestigious venues for verse we have, but for more offbeat and unpredictable literary fare, A New Cadence series—hosted by James Maughn and usually held at the always interesting Felix Kulpa Gallery—is tough to beat. Like the PSC series, New Cadence sometimes mixes visiting with resident poets, but often one or two or a whole gang of exotic bards blows into town for an edgier evening of flying language and verbal subversion. (SK)